As the first publicly supported medical school west of the Mississippi River, the University of Missouri School of Medicine has improved health, education and research since 1872.
More Missouri physicians received their medical degree from MU than from any other university. The School of Medicine’s more than 680 faculty physicians and scientists educate more than 1,000 medical students, residents, fellows and others seeking advanced degrees, as well as more than 1,000 undergraduate students each semester.
Our researchers focus on lifesaving discoveries that address the most prevalent health problems. The school is nationally ranked in such areas as family and community medicine, primary care, pharmacology and physiology, and health management and informatics.
MU School of Medicine graduates treat patients from every county in the state, and more Missouri physicians have received their medical degrees from MU than from any other university.
MU School of Medicine graduates are trained, evaluated and expected to be competent in their ability to deliver patient-centered care, including their capability to communicate with the patient, family members and colleagues working as part of an interdisciplinary team. The school uses a patient-based learning style, which emphasizes self-directed learning and early clinical experiences.
Graduates of MU School of Medicine consistently score higher than the national average on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). The graduating class of 2016 had a 100 percent match rate.